This asparagus and tomato salad is light, refreshing and bursting with flavour. The perfect side dish to serve at your next summer BBQ! 

  Asparagus & Tomato Salad | Haute & Healthy Living

Last week we finally pulled out the barbecue…it’s about time….it’s almost May for crying out loud! I absolutely LOVE barbecue season. Everything just tastes SO much better on the grill. We’ve been whipping up lots of delicious meals from these Roasted Garlic & Chicken Feta Burgers to these flavourful BBQ Chips Chicken Kabobs. One of my favourite meals to have when the warmer weather hits is grilled up chicken or burgers along with a delicious and refreshing salad.

Asparagus & Tomato Salad | Haute & Healthy Living

Enter this amazing Asparagus & Tomato Salad. I originally got inspired to whip up this salad because this month at work, we’re featuring foods for digestive health. Asparagus and tomatoes just happen to be a source of prebiotics which provide food for the probiotics or healthy bacteria in our digestive tract. When I served this salad up, I never imagined it would be such a hit! Who would’ve thought that asparagus and tomatoes would taste so delicious together! And the dressing is out of this world. The avocado provides a wonderful creaminess to the dressing and the feta pumps up the flavour, while adding some protein. This salad might just become a new favourite at those summer BBQs ;)

Asparagus & Tomato Salad | Haute & Healthy Living

Asparagus & Tomato Salad

Yield: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 ½ inch pieces
  • 2 pints cherry and grape tomatoes in varied colours, halved
  • 1/2 cup crumbled light feta cheese
  • 1 ripe avocado, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add asparagus and boil for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine asparagus, tomatoes, avocado, feta cheese and basil. Toss until evenly distributed.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the asparagus mixture and toss to combine.

Asparagus & Tomato Salad | Haute & Healthy Living

Nutrients per serving:

Servings: 8• Calories: 194 • Fat: 9 g • Carbohydrates: 5 g • Fibre: 2 g • Protein: 5 g • Sugar: 2 g • Sodium: 175 mg • Cholesterol: 8 mg

Elysia, XOXO